Head’s Up on Possible Medicare Processing SNAFU
This is purely anecdotal at this point. I have not been able to find anything on public record that substantiates it. However, given the current circumstances and the concerns that so many citizens presently have about our government’s payment for Medicare services, I’ve decided to share this information. A Medicare recipient that I personally know has informed me that they received a letter today from | Read More »
ICE Memo References NLRB as Immigration Factor
For those who may not be familiar with the memorandum sent out by the Department of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on June 17th, here are the facts. The stated purpose of the memorandum is to provide “U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) personnel guidance on the exercise of prosecutorial discretion to ensure that the agency’s immigration enforcement resources are focused on the agency’s | Read More »
The Left’s Economic Policies and the Definition of Insanity
Two weeks ago, I posted an opinion piece about the challenges that our economy is facing and what I’ve been learning about public opinion, just in the course of talking with people I meet. (I’m not an economist and make no claims of being one. I’m more interested in the dynamics of human relationships.) It was a simple piece that evaluated how citizen distrust for | Read More »
The Obama Administration: Torn Between Two Lovers
Actually, the mention of “lovers” in the title is figurative, not literal…and there are more than just two lovers involved in this scenario. We’ve all seen situations of this sort, where some nonsensical Romeo (or Romeona as the case may be) woos two or more lovers at the same time, constantly trying to ride that fine line between them, never making a full commitment to | Read More »
Looks Like SCOTUS is in The Mood to Just Say “No” Today (UPDATED)
I’ll keep this short and simple… Ruling #1: The Supreme Court won’t hear an appeal from ACORN, the activist group driven to ruin by scandal and financial woes, over being banned from getting federal funds. The group was trying to appeal a unanimous lower court ruling affirming the federal government’s right to strip millions of dollars in funds from the group and its associated affiliates. | Read More »
When Did Foreign Nations Gain the Right to Tell Us What is Constitutional?
Last month, Gov. Nathan Deal signed a piece of immigration legislation in the state of Georgia that allows police to have the authority to check the immigration status of a criminal suspect who can’t provide an accepted form of identification and to hand these individuals over to federal immigration authorities. The law makes it illegal to transport and/or harbor illegal immigrants, and it also requires | Read More »
A Case to Watch: Gonzalez v. State of Arizona
Call me cynical a thousand times over, but every time I see this kind of response on the part of the Obama administration, I find myself wondering what sneaky underhanded tactic they are up to this time. I know, I know…it’s horrible to own up to that much cynicism isn’t it? “Better safe than sorry” is the name of the game in regards to the | Read More »
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Election in 2012….
Late yesterday evening, I saw a commentary piece entitled “How to Sabotage a Recovery” posted at Real Clear Politics. It’s from Salon, which most of us recognize as being a leftist website, but I was curious so I decided to check out it. Basically, it’s your typical “Obama inherited the economy”-“Republicans are trying to destroy the economy”-“Rich people and evil banks are sitting on hoards | Read More »
Cain In The News
For someone who is supposedly just an “entertainment” candidate, Herman Cain sure is drawing a lot of notice of late. Here’s the latest “buzz” about Cain…. From the New York Times on June 4th: If few people think Mr. Cain can win the nomination, he is satisfying voters’ desire to fall in love with a candidate. Their passion for him says as much about what | Read More »
Solicitor General Katyal’s Advice to Those Who Don’t Like Individual Mandate: “Make Less Money”
On Wednesday, June 1, 2011, the case of Thomas More Law Center et al v. Barack Hussein Obama, President of the United States, was heard in the sixth district circuit court of appeals by Judge Boyce F. Martin, Jr. and Jeffrey S. Sutton, and United States District Judge James L. Graham (Southern District of Ohio), sitting by designation. The case is pending an appeal on | Read More »
DHHS Doubles Down On Indiana Over Planned Parenthood Funding
My, my, oh my…..the true character of the present administration is definitely revealing itself!!! Last week, we saw an example of the Department of Justice and Transit Security Administration applying economic terrorism to “double down” in its dealing with the state of Texas. Today, we see yet another example of this tactic coming out of the Obama administration, directed at the state of Indiana. All | Read More »
Herman Cain on Huckabee’s Show Tonight at 8 P.M.
Just a reminder to all the Herman Cain fans and watchers that he will be on Huckabee’s show tonight. It’s been an interesting week for Mr. Cain. There was the interview with Sean Hannity on Monday evening where he set the record straight regarding the Right of Return issue. On Wednesday, he appeared on Fox and Friends, and came out in full support of Ryan’s | Read More »
A Bipartisan Issue: Gainful Employment
“Can you think of any other issue that former Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the current Speaker John Boehner agree on?” asked Lanny Davis, a former legal counsel to President Clinton. “The policy is so wrongheaded that it brings liberals and conservatives together.” So what is this magnificent force that is uniting these unlikely allies? It is President Obama’s proposed gainful employment regulation on for-profit colleges. | Read More »
Judicial Decision Results in Arizona and Wisconsin
There is such a massive overreach for power going on in so many aspects of our society right that we need to keep an eye on what kinds of decisions are being made in the judicial branch of our government system that may or may not provide a counterbalance for those power plays. Here are two judicial decisions that have been made within the last | Read More »
DOJ and TSA Double Down on the State of Texas
HB 1937, a bill that would have made it “A criminal act for security personnel to touch a person’s private areas without probable cause as a condition of travel or as a condition of entry into a public place,” was headed for an imminent Senate vote in Texas having already passed the House unanimously 138-0, before the federal government stepped in to nix the legislation. | Read More »
BREAKING: Did SC Justice Kagan Help To Prepare ObamaCare Legal Defense?
This situation is still unfolding as this is written, so I’m keeping this to just the facts as they stand. Washington, DC — May 18, 2011 Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that it has obtained documents suggesting Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan helped coordinate the Obama administration’s legal defense of the Affordable Care Act (also known | Read More »
Hey, Florida Republicans…What’s Up With This New Civics Curriculum??
In May of 2010, the Florida House of Legislature unanimously passed a bill implementing a new emphasis on civics education.This is an act of legislation that I do support, but are Republicans in the state paying attention to exactly what the content of the new civics instruction program will include? At least one conscientious teacher is doing so, and trying to raise the alarm before | Read More »
Putting the Focus Back On Obamacare: ACO Option Rebuffed
On March 31st, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released its annual report. Things are not looking good. Medicare Part A, the Hospital Insurance (HI) portion of the Medicare program, is estimated to run out of funds in 2024, five years before the date that was documented in the 2010 CMS annual report. Dr. Susan Berry, author of this article, points out the | Read More »
The Indiana Supreme Court Did What???
Fourth Amendment of the Constitution: “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.” This no longer applies in the | Read More »
A Head’s Up on the Education Front
Apparently there is an effort underway on the part of the federal government to standardize learning curriculums for K-12 grade levels. Our school system is underperforming for the most part and the federal government sees the answer to the problem as being…more federal government intervention, of course. An opposition group of education reformers has published a manifesto titled “Closing the Door on Innovation”. The following | Read More »